‘That Damn Michael Che’ Gets Season Two on HBO Max

That Damn Michael Che on HBO Max
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HBO Max has renewed That Damn Michael Che for season two. The series, starring Saturday Night Live cast member Michael Che, debuted in May. 

“Michael's comedic style is truly unique and his ability to convey provocative subject matter through a comedic lens is the reason why season one of That Damn Michael Che was such a success,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max. “We look forward to working with him again on a second season.”

The show uses sketches “to illustrate what it feels like to experience various everyday situations including racial profiling, unemployment, falling in love and more,” according to HBO Max. 

With seven seasons on Saturday Night Live, where he is a head writer, Che is co-anchor on Weekend Update, alongside Colin Jost. The pair hosted the Emmys in 2018. 

That Damn Michael Che is produced by Universal Television, Broadway Video and Irony Point, with Che, Lorne Michaels and Erin Doyle the executive producers.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.